[pdftex] pdftex -ini

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Thu Sep 9 22:42:25 CEST 2004

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:

> >>>>> "jackos" == jackos  <jackos1 at poczta.onet.pl> writes:
>     > I'm not sure but ini mode do NOT perfomrs any assignments. As ar
>     > as I know, even config is not read in this mode. pdftex.cfg is
>     > read after loading the format, so to enforce \pdfoutput=1 in the
>     > format one should probably say \everyjob{\pdfoutput=1}. Hey
>     > people, am I right?
> AFAIK, pdftex.cfg had been read at the very beginning before the
> format file was loaded.
> The latest (beta) releases of pdftex do not read pdftex.cfg any more.
> All variables which had been defined in pdftex.cfg previously can be
> set in the tex file now, either in the format file or later.  The
> value of \pdfoutput is used when the first page is shipped out.

...and the \everyjob mechanism seems to be not needed in this case, as
during the format building process the \pdfoutput flag is dumped into
the format file, and therefore this value is used as default when using
the pdftex production version. For \pdfmapfile{} the \everyjob is
needed, as jackos has mentioned recently (i guess because the
psfonts.map string is not dumped into the format).

Regards, Hartmut

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